Ichneumon wasp

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    Thanks to Nick Fensler for the ID. Rural, mixed coniferous & decidous woods overlooking a small river.

    1. raphaelmazor 93 months ago | reply

      Such long antennae! Are they diagnostic of the family, perhaps?

    2. Anita363 93 months ago | reply

      It looks an awful lot like common sawflies, but it clearly has a true wasp waist --perhaps it is a wasp type that the sawflies are mimicking?

    3. nafensler 93 months ago | reply

      Ichneumonid. "Short-tailed" species can give you a prick, but venom is not well developed. Probably mimicking Vespids or maybe even Poecilopompilus Pompilids. (I'm also on Bugguide btw, I just happened upon this...maybe you also posted it there?)

    4. martytdx 93 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot, Anita!

    5. mizzbee 93 months ago | reply

      No ovipositor, it must be a male, I guess.

    6. nafensler 93 months ago | reply

      Probably a male, although some female ichneumonids have barely visible ovipositors (even some outside the ophioninae).

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